thematic apperception test

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: a projective technique that is widely used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black-and-white pictures

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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thematic apperception test

noun
the·mat·ic apperception test | \thi-ˈmat-ik- \

Medical Definition of thematic apperception test 

: a projective psychological test that is used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black and white pictures abbreviation TAT

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